Mississippi man drowns on Alabama coast

Published 9:36 pm Tuesday, July 4, 2017

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man has drowned on a beach in Alabama. Orange Beach police say 33-year-old Justin Wade Jacobs of Shannon died Sunday.

Authorities say Jacobs was in the water at Perdido Pass when he became distressed. The spot has a public beach that’s popular with visitors.

Police say a friend went into the water to help Jacobs but couldn’t save him. It crews about an hour to remove Jacobs from the water.

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